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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sherman.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Sherman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sherman and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sherman and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Sherman. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Sherman.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Cherokee County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Cherokee County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sherman is near Labette County and also Crawford County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Labette County

Sighting report for Crawford County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Sherman.

How Far From Sherman to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sherman to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sherman and extending to:

  • Columbus [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sherman to Columbus, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,685 miles [10,758.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,427 miles [11,952.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,312 miles [8,548.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherman ...

We have found 46 communities that share the name Sherman.

Within Kansas, there are 8 communities which are also named Sherman. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States - with 46 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Kansas

Communities outside of Kansas


Other Communities Located In Kansas

Allen County

Our profile page for Sherman, Allen County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Allen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sherman, Johnson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Sherman, Leavenworth County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Linn County

Our profile page for Sherman, Linn County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Sherman, Nemaha County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Nemaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Reno County

Our profile page for Sherman, Reno County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Reno County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Sherman, Sedgwick County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Sherman, Wilson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wilson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Outside of Kansas

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sherman, Jefferson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Sherman, Sumter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Alaska

Our profile page for Sherman

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Sherman, Shasta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Sherman, Eagle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Eagle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hinsdale County

Our profile page for Sherman, Hinsdale County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Sherman, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Okeechobee County

Our profile page for Sherman, Okeechobee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Kootenai County

Our profile page for Sherman, Kootenai County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kootenai County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Sherman, Sangamon County   [Map]

Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Sherman, Randolph County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Randolph County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Sherman, Hardin County   [Map]

Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Sherman, Poweshiek County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Poweshiek County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Grant County

Our profile page for Sherman, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Sherman, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Sherman, Penobscot County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Penobscot County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Sherman, Allegan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Allegan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wexford County

Our profile page for Sherman, Wexford County   [Map]

Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Blue Earth County

Our profile page for Sherman, Blue Earth County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Blue Earth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McLeod County

Our profile page for Sherman, McLeod County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Sherman, Pontotoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Missouri

Linn County

Our profile page for Sherman, Linn County

Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Sherman, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Nebraska

Furnas County

Our profile page for Sherman, Furnas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Furnas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Sherman, Elko County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the West Northwest.

New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Sherman, Grant County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the West Southwest.

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Sherman, Chautauqua County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Sherman, Ashtabula County

This community is historic.

Although located in Ashtabula County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Huron County

Our profile page for Sherman, Huron County

This community is historic.

Although located in Huron County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Richland County

Our profile page for Sherman, Richland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Richland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Summit County

Our profile page for Sherman, Summit County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sherman, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Sherman, Minnehaha County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the North.

Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Sherman, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Washington

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sherman, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sherman, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Sherman, Portage County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Portage County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Sherman, Albany County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherman ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cherokee   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast of Sherman   [Map]

Cokedale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Columbus   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Laneville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Montana   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Orchard Park   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Parsons   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Roseland   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Skidmore   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Stone City (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Sherman. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ralph 'Wild Red' Berry

Professional wrestler. He was born in Conway Springs (Kansas) on Tueday November 20, 1906 and died in Pittsburg (Kansas) on Saturday July 28, 1973 at an age of 66. He was buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery (Crawford County, Kansas) [Map].

Pittsburg [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph 'Wild Red' Berry<9>

Louise Brooks     (Mary Louise Brooks)

Actress, author. She was born in Cherryvale (Kansas) on Wednesday November 14, 1906 and died in Rochester (New York) on Thursday August 8, 1985 at an age of 78. She was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Monroe County, New York) [Map].

Cherryvale [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Brooks

Billy Dix

Actor. He was born in Miami (Oklahoma) on Monday September 4, 1911 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday March 22, 1973 at an age of 61. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Miami [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Dix

Roy E. Glenn, Sr.

Actor. He was born in Pittsburg (Kansas) on Wednesday June 3, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 12, 1971 at an age of 56. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Pittsburg [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy E. Glenn, Sr.

George Farley 'Boots' Grantham

Major League Baseball. He was born in Galena (Kansas) on Sunday May 20, 1900 and died in Kingman (Arizona) on Sunday March 14, 1954 at an age of 53. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Mohave County, Arizona) [Map].

Galena [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Farley 'Boots' Grantham

Moscelyne Larkin

Ballerina. She was born in Miami (Oklahoma) on Wednesday January 14, 1925 and died in Tulsa (Oklahoma) on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at an age of 87. She was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Miami [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moscelyne Larkin

Fred McMullin

Major League Baseball. He was born in Scammon (Kansas) on Tueday October 13, 1891 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday November 20, 1952 at an age of 61. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Scammon [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McMullin

ZaSu Pitts     (Born as Eliza Susan Pitts)

Actress. She was born in Parsons (Kansas) on Wednesday January 3, 1894 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday June 7, 1963 at an age of 69.

Parsons [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: ZaSu Pitts

Joseph L. Sanders

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Thayer (Kansas) on Thursday October 15, 1896 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday May 14, 1965 at an age of 68. He was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri) [Map].

Thayer [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. Sanders

Vivian Vance     (Born as Vivian Roberta Jones)

Actress. She was born in Cherryvale (Kansas) on Monday July 26, 1909 and died in Belvedere (California) on Friday August 17, 1979 at an age of 70.

Cherryvale [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sherman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Vance

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kansas

About Cherokee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sherman) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sherman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sherman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2573, Longitude: -95.0572     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Sherman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.229 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.226 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sherman could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sherman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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